Vernal, UT asked in Real Estate Law and Tax Law for California

Q: I sold my house back in April 2020 and now the title company is calling me saying I had a supplemental tax from 2015.

The house is not in my name anymore do I have to pay this tax and if so should the owner title insurance cover this. Also If I don't pay it what can they do?

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Vincent Gallo
Vincent Gallo
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  • Staten Island, NY

A: They may end up paying it, but they will likely chase you for reimbursement if it proves to be your obligation that was due.

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Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery
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  • Tax Law Lawyer
  • Knoxville, TN

A: If you conveyed by Warranty Deed, you may have breached the Covenant Against Encumbrances. Did anyone perform a title search before you sold?

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